spikes & crosses

So a few weeks ago I was invited to a TopShop launch event at Nordstrom. If you haven't heard about TopShop yet, it's a British brand of clothing that is now FINALLY being sold in the US! A good friend of mine whom I use to work with at Nordstrom was promoted to manage the new TopShop section at Nordstrom in the Irvine Spectrum so of course I was going to check it out. 

As I was coming up the escalator my mouth just opened wide. It was beautiful. They really out did themselves. The whole presentation was fabulous. Everything was situated  & displayed perfectly. It was a fashionista paradise.....especially if you're a fan of crosses & spikes.....& this girl right here...well I can't get enough of 'em. 

Top: H&M Shorts: Trouve Purse: Tory Burch Jewelry: Tiffany & Co
The event in general was also fabulous. They had a DJ spinning, makeup artists doing makeup & nails, lots of staff dressed up & walking around decked in TopShop They also had a picture backdrop & a British telephone booth!!! Along with TopShop themed cookies & British flags. It was adorable. 

Working the TopShop Event, in their TopShop
So TopShop is a mix between the rocker chic girl & the girly girl. They have a wide variety of stuff for everyone. From color denim, jean jackets & sweaters....to sparkly shirts, leggings, crosses & spikes...to short dresses, vests & leather...it goes on. Take a look for yourself ----->

Pretty fabulous right!? But there is a downside. TopShop ain't cheap. I know, of course right? Nonetheless, I still had to try some stuff on. I wanted to try on everything, but since I knew I wasn't going to be able to buy anything I didn't want to temp myself too much....& for some reason my lips were in duck mode, so excuse half the duck lip pictures....
obsessed with collars
LOVED this funky tank
Gift SwapGift SwapGift Swap
Beaded crosses
I was obsessed with the dress to the right - i felt so 'Mad Men' in it

loved the white blouse
Sooooo this next outfit I was obsessed with. I wanted these leggings SO badly. But they were a little different. Annoyingly, I'm still that girl who asks her moms opinion when I am unsure, so I texted my mom  a picture. Her words exactly - "EW NO". I was heartbroken & continued to send her about 4 more pictures  hoping she would change her mind. She did not. 
ahhhh cross leggings! ahhh spikes!
So of course I went home with something....who am I? Can you guess what it was? And i'll give you a hint ---> sadly, no it was not the cross leggings. 
So what do you think of the new British brand TopShop

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Anonymous said...

I love spikes! I'm so happy they're trendy right now ^^ By the way, you look lovely on the photos ^^ xx

Niki {Glossy Blonde} said...

How fun! I remember you telling me that you went to this! I love Topshop and I'm so happy they're at Nordies now! I am loving that black tans... and the tshirt with the cross.. and the glitter shorts... ok pretty much everything!

Anonymous said...

That looks like a great time! I loooove TopShop and you look cute in everything!

Anonymous said...

Hi Kelly! I'm a new follower from the hop!

I love the collage on your About page! The Beatles are my favorite band too! :o)

Jen said...

Wow this looks like a ton of fun! :)

Nicole said...


Niken said...

those outfits look great on you!
get that top in the first pic. and the top on the 2nd pic. and....

Gillian @ Money After Graduation said...

I remember hearing about the amazing-ness that is topshop several years ago when it was not over here yet. And I love EVERYTHING! Too bad it's expensive.

Katie Did What said...

OMG Topshop in Nordstrom?!?!? This is super exciting!! And also, very bad for the bank account. Oy. I thiiiink you got the Mad Men dress? Because, it looks KILLER on you, girl!!

Anonymous said...

I used to work at our Nordstrom here in NJ and it is by far one of the best companies ever. I can only assume we'll start carrying TopNotch as well. Which is good because I'm loving what you've posted!

Anonymous said...

Great event & pictures

Megan said...

We don't even have Nordstrom. Booooo!! I actually love the leggings, though! But I totally agree...I always have to have my mom's approval!

Jan said...

Gaah! I wish they had Topshop around Arcadia too! I forgot to go back to the store last weekend and buy the lipstick I want :(


Monica said...

Absoutly love your blog girl!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Love it all! Seriously, not one piece I disliked! Love the outfit you wore, too


My-cliffnotes said...

You left with the dress you had to

Janna Renee said...

You are a rock star in my eyes, so this is totally you! I would definitely wear most anything from that line. I'll have to add my name to the blog hop ;)

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